Manila

Summary data
Typecity (highly urbanized)
Island groupLuzon
RegionNational Capital Region (NCR)
Barangay count897
Coastal/Landlockedcoastal
Marine waterbodiesManila Bay [South China Sea]
Philippine major island(s)Luzon
Area (2007)38.55 km2 (14.88 sq mi)
Population (2015)1,780,148
Density (2015)46,178 / km2 (119,634 / sq mi)
Coordinates14° 35' North, 120° 59' East (14.5906, 120.9799)
Estimated elevation above sea level3.1 meters (10.2 feet)

Manila is a coastal highly urbanized city in the National Capital Region. It serves as the national capital as well as the regional center of the National Capital Region.

The city has a land area of 38.55 square kilometers or 14.88 square miles. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 1,780,148. This represented 13.82% of the total population of the National Capital Region. Based on these figures, the population density is computed at 46,178 inhabitants per square kilometer or 119,634 inhabitants per square mile.

Barangays

Manila has 897 barangays as shown in the following table.

Demographic profile of barangays
BarangayPopulation percentage (2015)Population (2015)Population (2010)Change (2010‑2015)Annual Population Growth Rate (2010‑2015)
Manila Total1,780,1481,652,1717.75%1.43%

Economy

According to the Bureau of Local Government Finance, the annual regular revenue of Manila for the fiscal year of 2016 was 10,154,964,750.07.

details
Fiscal YearAnnual Regular IncomeChange
20095,451,710,958.39
20105,917,885,010.348.55%
20116,059,698,760.842.40%
20126,104,946,146.040.75%
20137,160,506,309.9117.29%
20148,992,013,559.2625.58%
201510,171,195,916.1913.11%
201610,154,964,750.07-0.16%

End notes:

  • Annual Regular Income = Locally Sourced Revenue + Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Current Year + Other Shares from National Tax Collection
  • Locally Sourced Revenue = Real Property Tax (General Fund) + Tax on Business + Other Taxes + Regulatory Fees + Service/User Charges + Receipts from Economic Enterprises

Demographics

Population by age group

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Manila is 20 to 24, with 191,512 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 10,650 individuals.

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Age groupPopulation (2015)
Under 136,266
1 to 4150,390
5 to 9164,283
10 to 14157,333
15 to 19177,571
20 to 24191,512
25 to 29170,895
30 to 34144,641
35 to 39123,318
40 to 44106,882
45 to 4994,891
50 to 5480,114
55 to 5963,388
60 to 6447,169
65 to 6931,013
70 to 7417,942
75 to 7911,890
80 and over10,650
Total1,780,148

Historical population

The population of Manila grew from 1,138,611 in 1960 to 1,780,148 in 2015, an increase of 641,537 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 1.43%, or an increase of 127,977 people, from the previous population of 1,652,171 in 2010.

details
Census datePopulationGrowth rate
1,138,611
1,330,7881.54%
1,479,1162.14%
1,630,4851.97%
1,601,234-0.18%
1,654,7610.62%
1,581,082-0.97%
1,660,7140.68%
1,652,171-0.19%
1,780,1481.43%

Location

The city center of Manila is situated at approximately 14° 35' North, 120° 59' East, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 3.1 meters or 10.2 feet above mean sea level.


Distances

Based on the great-circle distance (the shortest distance between two points over the surface of the Earth), the cities closest to Manila are Pasay, San Juan, Mandaluyong, Makati, Caloocan, and Navotas. The nearest municipalities are Pateros, Obando, Cainta, Taytay, Kawit, and Marilao. The following list delineates such distance measurements.

great-circle distance

Nearest towns

  • Pateros, 10.66 kilometers (6.63 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S60°E)
  • Obando, Bulacan, 14.33 kilometers (8.90 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N20°W)
  • Cainta, Rizal, 14.64 kilometers (9.10 miles) to the East (S85°E)
  • Taytay, Rizal, 16.60 kilometers (10.31 miles) to the East (S82°E)
  • Kawit, Cavite, 18.18 kilometers (11.30 miles) to the South‑Southwest (S27°W)
  • Marilao, Bulacan, 18.76 kilometers (11.66 miles) to the North (N11°W)

Nearest cities

  • Pasay, 5.45 kilometers (3.39 miles) to the South‑Southeast (S18°E)
  • San Juan, 5.61 kilometers (3.49 miles) to the East‑Northeast (N74°E)
  • Mandaluyong, 5.95 kilometers (3.70 miles) to the East‑Southeast (S76°E)
  • Makati, 6.01 kilometers (3.73 miles) to the Southeast (S51°E)
  • Caloocan, 7.37 kilometers (4.58 miles) to the North (N3°E)
  • Navotas, 8.11 kilometers (5.04 miles) to the North‑Northwest (N25°W)

National rankings

  • Population (2015): 1,780,148, ranked 2 out of 1,634
  • Land area (2007): 14.88 square kilometers, ranked 1,445 out of 1,634
  • Population density (2015): 46,178 inhabitants per square kilometer, ranked 1 out of 1,634
  • Annual population growth rate (2010 to 2015): 1.43%, ranked 875 out of 1,634

Notes

  1. Unless otherwise specified, population count (excluding percentages) and land area figures are derived from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
  2. Data on annual regular income is from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
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